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In 2015 alone, 527 workers were killed in workplace-related accidents in Texas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To assist in workplace safety and preventing tragic incidents, Texas Mutual Insurance donated $100,000 to continue funding free safety workshops at the Gulf Coast Safe…

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Friendswood Independent School District’s Superintendent Trish Hanks announced to the board of trustees on Monday her plans to retire from her 40-year career in education and 32 years with the district. Hanks has led the district as the superintendent for 15 years and will remain in her capa…

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Galveston College regents, president, staff and students converged on the state capitol on Feb. 7 in celebration of Texas Community College Student Day. Galveston College, as the twice named No. 1 Community College in Texas in 2015 and 2016 by schools.com, took a lead with their 49 sister in…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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On Feb. 1, Odyssey Academy Galveston held its annual STEAM Night. STEAM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is a focus at Odyssey schools.

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Teachers can register online for the inaugural Greater Houston Area STEM Conference, which will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 4 in the Bayou Building at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

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The mission, purpose and goal of the Hitchcock Independent School District Education Foundation are clear and simple. The foundation has been created to support the educational programs for both the students and teachers of the district. The foundation provides funds for education programs, …

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Texas City Independent School District has been given the opportunity by the State of Texas to become a District of Innovation in order to have access to flexibilities with state statutes in order to better serve students and the community.

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Since the fall of 2014, College of the Mainland has been “bridging the gap” between high school and college for 2,200 Galveston County high school students that live on the mainland with its nationally recognized College Connections Program.

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Communities In Schools of Galveston County is seeking community leaders to teach, inspire and guide young people as they reach for their dreams and to encourage them to dream. We are asking community leaders to take responsibility for our future leaders and give them the tools to succeed.

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Learn a new language and get personal attention from experts at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s non-credit Foreign Language Program. Online registration is ongoing through Feb. 27, which is also the first day of classes.

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Art students learn about seven elements of art in school. One of the elements, space, refers to the emptiness around or within objects. Odyssey Academy Galveston students recently used those elements, including space, to create art for a NASA contest.

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A new program in Dickinson ISD is allowing a group of eighth grade students to get back on track academically before entering high school. The ACCEL Academy, which opened this school year, provides a small learning environment to students who have been retained at a lower grade level. It tea…

  • By GALVESTON COLLEGE
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Galveston College’s Fine Arts Gallery will host “Daphne Roehr Hatcher — 40 Years A Potter” today through March 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

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The Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future is entering its 21st successful year as a nonprofit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization.

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Cosmetologists can quickly complete their state-required continuing education hours with fun, discussion-based classes this spring. Participants can select courses that will help them build their businesses and retain clientele.

  • By SARA ROACH
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There are so many educational experiences that begin at home, many of which cannot easily be replicated in the school setting. Lots of parents ask teachers what things they can do to help their child at home. Many of the experiences you have at home provide one-on-one learning experiences th…

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Students and staff at Ambassadors Preparatory Academy are learning everything there is to know about recycling and how important it is to become involved at an early age.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE
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Get a taste of local foods and shop for gifts at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first farmers market of 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Atrium 1 of the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

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Mexican culture and American consumerism take center stage in two new exhibits at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery: Joe Peña’s “Lineage” now through Feb. 22 and “Layout” by Eric Thayer now through March 7.

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At Hitchcock Independent School District, we are using a rigorous curriculum for all grade levels. Teachers have a scope and sequence calendar to teach all the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills required by subject and grade level. Teachers also develop their lesson plans to facilitate the…

  • By GALVESTON COLLEGE
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The Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will conduct its 35th annual gathering Feb. 11 thanks to a consistent partnership involving the University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Galveston College. The leadership, faculty and staff of these three …

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As World War II rages, two boys face turmoil closer to home when their father deposits them on their grandmother’s doorstep to become a traveling salesman. In “Lost in Yonkers” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre Thursday through Feb. 12, the boys decide to make the best of the situ…

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University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Friday Morning Continuing Education winter series continues through March 3. Each Friday, lifetime learners can choose between three events to attend.

  • By PATTI HANSSARD
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The mission of the Santa Fe Independent School District Fine Arts is to enrich learning by inspiring students to explore and develop creative expression through the arts. I have witnessed incredible learning partnerships in fine arts across the district. These have included rehearsals and cl…

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Keeping in step with all other school districts in the state of Texas, January is the time of year we recognize our school board. The Galveston Independent School District has shown our appreciation for its “All-Star” board of trustees during January’s School Board Recognition Month. Present…

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Galveston College’s third lecture in its 2016-17 lecture series will feature marine researcher, science interpreter, photographer and unit diving supervisor Emma Hickerson. Her topic will be “Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary — Deep Discoveries, Science and Interactive Experience…

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Dickinson Independent School District has an impressive number of Gator students who are very talented in the fine arts. Whether it is musically in the district’s choirs or bands, artistically through the campus art classes or theatrically through the junior high and high school theater depa…

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Who would have thought that Stewart Elementary School in Hitchcock would have so much technology available to the students, faculty and staff? It’s amazing! I am a fifth grade math teacher, I have been teaching for nine years, and I am proud to say that I get to work in a school with such gr…

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The spring semester will be full of opportunities for students and teachers thanks to approximately $70,000 in grants for teachers and scholarships for graduating Dickinson High School seniors provided by the Dickinson Independent School District’s Education Foundation.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE
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Educators can save $5 by registering online before Jan. 31 for the first Greater Houston Area STEM Conference set for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 4 in the Bayou Building of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston. The conference will focus on science, technology, …

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Galveston College’s Lunch and Learn program is offering a session to “Empower Your Business” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at its campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.

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January is School Board Recognition Month and Santa Fe Independent School District will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice …

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College of the Mainland will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event form 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the COM Learning Resource Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City. Lunch will be served and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 409-933-8438.

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Many students have difficulties learning in school and may qualify for special education services. Some of these students qualify for related services to help them with the educational process. These services include occupational therapy, speech, counseling and other additional assistance. T…

  • By GALVESTON COLLEGE
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Registration for Galveston College’s 2017 spring semester continues this week for both credit and noncredit classes. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday. Late registration will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Classes for the spring s…

  • By CINDY HALLAM
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As we see the challenges of education become greater across the state, I believe it is time for unique opportunities for students. Abundant Life Christian School has a new program that will challenge and motivate students to learn. An online, flexible and individualized academic program meet…

  • By UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE
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Supervisors at all experience levels can learn more about how to apply leadership skills to improve their organization in the two-part course Strategic Utilization of Leadership Skills, as part of University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for Executive Education’s Management and Leadership Cer…

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Excitement is in the air all around the Galveston Independent School District. This week, you will notice students moving busily about, extra traffic and a large number of cars parked around our school buildings and campuses. Teachers returned to the district today from holiday break and our…

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Prepare for a rewarding career in health care through the Certified Nurse Aide Program at College of the Mainland.